I had a biopsy done today. “Just routine” they say. I guess I’ll find out next week. I’ve reached the age where procedures are more numerous and hence often routine. Knock wood.
I’m doing the right thing and voting for Bernie tomorrow in the New York primary–first time since 1992 that my vote will have any impact on the eventual Democratic Presidential nominee! Come to think of it, I voted against a Clinton back then, too!
Former President Bill Clinton’s “spirited defense” of his 1994 Crime Bill and his record on civil rights during an event for his wife’s Presidential campaign was inspired by either his ego or as a calculated effort at appealing to white voters that Hillary’s campaign is currently not attracting. In either case, it was a misstep–one that the Clinton’s are already walking back.
25. Lifts on all Centro buses make it possible for passengers with disabilities to take public transit. (scroll to pages 6 and 7)
24. Closed caption glasses at Regal Cinemas allow deaf movie goers to enjoy watching movies in theaters.
23. Newly constructed buildings open to the public must be made accessible and the existing public spaces are required to be retrofitted for access where possible.
My friend Mitch Mitchell of the Syracuse Wiki (among other blogs) tagged me in one of those blogger challenges. This one was about reading–so I jumped on it!
I’m supposed to tag other bloggers–although several of the folks I read regularly already seem to have been tagged. So, if you want to do this–feel free!
Would you rather only read trilogies or only read standalones?
I would much rather read stand-alone books than trilogies. The best part of having read a good piece of fiction is to speculate on what happened to the characters. Oftentimes the official sequels are quite disappointing. Interesting question given the fact that we are on the cusp of the publication of Harper Lee’s alternative take on “To Kill A Mockingbird.” 50+ years after the original. Even though this book was written before—it deals with the same characters 20 years later. Apparently it takes Atticus Finch to some dark places.
“I am a person with a disability.” I believe that this is the first time I have ever written this sentence. I just finished a post explaining the Americans with Disabilities Act–and realized that it was littered with personal possessives: “we” “our people” “us” “our.” I have been organizing for disability rights for a little less than a year and I was worried some might feel I was inappropriately identifying myself with others in the disability rights movement. I am not trying to appropriate another’s culture. I not only organize for disability rights, I am disabled and benefit from increased rights for people with disabilities. Continue reading “Owning My Disability”